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Upcoming events

    • 10/04/2016
    • 10/31/2017
    • 56 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Tuesdays @ 9:30AM

    Please bring up to 5 photos that you have either worked on and feel are ready for printing or display OR that you want specific help with.  The purpose of our discussions is to help members become more knowledgeable about  the taking and post processing of their photos.  Please try to bring the Exif data available for your photos (if possible).  Our discussions are  "Creative Criticism" sessions so we can learn from each other how to make all of our photos "BETTER"!!   With more members returning every day, we wish to make this a productive group, so our members can grow in the field of photography! 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 10/05/2016
    • 04/26/2017
    • 28 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or earlier) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in. You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.


    • 10/06/2016
    • 12/28/2017
    • 61 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Thursdays 

    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us! You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.


    • 10/07/2016
    • 11/10/2017
    • 56 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us! You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event


    • 11/07/2016
    • 04/24/2017
    • 24 sessions
    • Kino Room or Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 9:30AM

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more.  NEW! View the 2016-2017 SIG Topics Calendar

    You must be a member in good standing of GVR and the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this SIG.


    • 11/07/2016
    • 04/24/2017
    • 24 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group.  Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.
    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown below
    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 12/01/2016
    • 04/20/2017
    • 20 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Thursdays @ 9:30AM

    Explore and learn the facets of multi-media, including audio, video & animation. View the 2016-2017 class topics calendar  

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 01/11/2017
    • 03/15/2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Ten Week Photography Course (Wednesdays)

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is again offering their "Ten Week Photography Class". The class is designed to take participants from the absolute basics of using a digital camera to the more artistic aspects of digital photography. The 2017 "Ten Week Class" notes and hand outs will be shared digitally so the class will be free to Camera Club members. 

    Class Schedule, Topic and Instructor 

    Week 1 - January 11

    Digital Camera Basics with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 2 - January 18

    Digital Camera Basics 2 with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 3 - January 25

    Opportunities at the Camera Club with Jerry Marrion 

    Week 4 – February 1

    Beyond Auto with Don DuDeViore

    Week 5 - February 8

    Composition with Jeff Lierman

    Week 6 - February 15

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Week 7 - February 22

    What Can I Do With This Picture

    Week 8 – March 1

    “How to Create Amazing Sunsets and Other Tips That Can Improve Your Photographs.” Linda Gregory

    Week 9 - March 8

    iPhonography with Grace Pitzer

    Week 10 - March 15

    Multi Media with Shani Murray

    Procedures 

    Each session is repeated on each Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. Participants register for a specific day of the week and will attend sessions on that day. For example, a participant who registers for The Ten Week Class on Saturday will attend each Saturday for 10 weeks. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What class do I select, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday?

    You select the day that best fits your schedule. 

    What do I do if I can't attend a session on the day I've selected? 

    Contact Gene Komaromi by Email (genek6@gmail.com) He will try to work you in on another day if space is available. 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2017-2018 to take the class and of course you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. 

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/12/2017
    • 03/16/2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5

    Ten Week Photography Course (Thursdays)

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is again offering their "Ten Week Photography Class". The class is designed to take participants from the absolute basics of using a digital camera to the more artistic aspects of digital photography. The 2017 "Ten Week Class" notes and hand outs will be shared digitally so the class will be free to Camera Club members. 

    Class Schedule, Topic and Instructor 

    Week 1 - January 12

    Digital Camera Basics with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 2 - January 19

    Digital Camera Basics 2 with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 3 - January 26

    Opportunities at the Camera Club with Jerry Marrion 

    Week 4 – February 2

    Beyond Auto with Don DuDeViore

    Week 5 - February 9

    Composition with Jeff Lierman

    Week 6 - February 15

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Week 7 - February 22

    What Can I Do With This Picture

    Week 8 – March 2

    “How to Create Amazing Sunsets and Other Tips That Can Improve Your Photographs.” Linda Gregory

    Week 9 - March 9

    iPhonography with Grace Pitzer

    Week 10 - March 16

    Multi Media with Shani Murray

    Procedures 

    Each session is repeated on each Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. Participants register for a specific day of the week and will attend sessions on that day. For example, a participant who registers for The Ten Week Class on Saturday will attend each Saturday for 10 weeks. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What class do I select, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday?

    You select the day that best fits your schedule. 

    What do I do if I can't attend a session on the day I've selected? 

    Contact Gene Komaromi by Email (genek6@gmail.com) He will try to work you in on another day if space is available. 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2017-2018 to take the class and of course you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. 

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/14/2017
    • 03/18/2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 26

    Ten Week Photography Course (Saturdays)

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is again offering their "Ten Week Photography Class". The class is designed to take participants from the absolute basics of using a digital camera to the more artistic aspects of digital photography. The 2017 "Ten Week Class" notes and hand outs will be shared digitally so the class will be free to Camera Club members. 

    Class Schedule, Topic and Instructor 

    Week 1 - January 14

    Digital Camera Basics with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 2 - January 21

    Digital Camera Basics 2 with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 3 - January 28

    Opportunities at the Camera Club with Jerry Marrion 

    Week 4 – February 4

    Beyond Auto with Don DuDeViore

    Week 5 - February 11

    Composition with Jeff Lierman

    Week 6 - February 15

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Week 7 - February 22

    What Can I Do With This Picture

    Week 8 – March 4

    “Behind The Scenes - Auto and Scene Auto.” Linda Gregory

    Week 9 - March 11

    iPhonography with Grace Pitzer

    Week 10 - March 18

    Multi Media with Shani Murray

    Procedures 

    Each session is repeated on each Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. Participants register for a specific day of the week and will attend sessions on that day. For example, a participant who registers for The Ten Week Class on Saturday will attend each Saturday for 10 weeks. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What class do I select, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday?

    You select the day that best fits your schedule. 

    What do I do if I can't attend a session on the day I've selected? 

    Contact Gene Komaromi by Email (genek6@gmail.com) He will try to work you in on another day if space is available. 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2017-2018 to take the class and of course you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. 

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/20/2017
    • 02/22/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1

    Photos on a Mac: the new version replacing iPhoto

    Have you recently updated your Mac, or bought a new one? Then you probably have the NEW photo app, now just called Photos. It does much the same things as iPhoto, but looks and works differently. 

    Class 1: This class will cover the various ways to import images into Photos, and the ways to organize them. We will spend much of the time going over the new editing tools. We will also cover sharing your images through e-mail, messages and Facebook.

    Class 2:  We will cover more ways your photos can be organized, and the rest of the advanced editing tools. Your photos contain information, so we will look at that, enter keywords, and set up search criteria. You can build a number of projects, and we will cover books, cards, calendars, slideshows and printing. Finally we will look at ways to export photos and slideshows.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace is a retired school teacher and a long term Macintosh user. She has taught a number of iPhoto and iMovie classes and is currently up on their latest versions.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in classes and workshops you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/22/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

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    White Stallion Ranch

    The trip cost is $29.00 and includes lunch and a mini rodeo at the ranch.

    The White Stallion Ranch is a beautiful ranch that has been in the True family for fifty years and has been operated as a guest ranch since the 1940's.  It sits on 3,000 acres in the Sonoran Desert northwest of Tucson.  The family is dedicated to providing value, quality and above all western authenticity.  The Spanish style architecture compliments the surrounding terrain.The cost includes lunch and a mini rodeo at the ranch. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM, car pools leave the the Club at 9:30AM. Mort Spencer will be the trip leader. For questions contact Mort at 860-459-9105.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds will be made within one week of the event.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/22/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/23/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson, Wildlife Photographers - February Speakers

    When Linda Gregory mentioned to Camera Club friend, Patty Ferguson, that her dream was to travel to Africa, Patty said, “I’ll go.”  They selected an Overseas Adventure Travel trip, Ultimate Africa, based on the positive feedback other members had provided.  The goal was to see the animals in the wild, but the birds and cultural experiences were equally as rewarding.  They visited locations in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  They started the trip with a Kruger pre-trip where they saw the big five in four days.  It only got better from there.  Come and see their photographs and have an opportunity to ask them questions about their trip.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.


    • 02/24/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/24/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/28/2017
    • 03/07/2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Small Classroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 6

    iMovie: the new version that runs on Mac OS-X Yosemite and above 

    iMovie is the free video editing application that comes with all Macintosh computers. These classes are for the first time iMovie user as well as those who have upgraded Operating Systems or have a new Mac, as the new iMovie interface and way of working have changed. There is also a Mobile Version of iMovie for the iPhone and iPad.

    Class 1: We will cover the basic interface of iMovie and show various ways to import video into the Events, show how clips are organized and how to start a project. We will select clips for the project and use transitions and titles. Music enhances a project, so we will add background music. As a final touch we will cover making a quick, short and fun Movie Trailer using preset themes.

    Class 2: We will work with ways to edit and stabilize video clips. Then we will add still photos into the project. Did you know you could actually record video using the computer camera? This is called “Live Action” and can be used in your video. We will work more with audio; adding music in a different way, detaching audio from a clip to use in another location, adding sound effects and recording voice-overs. In the end we will cover ways to finalize and share videos.

    Class 3: For those who have iPhone and/or iPad running iOS 9.3 or later, you can download iMovie from the App Store, so you can create movies and Movie Trailers on the go. We will look at working with both of these in this class. These versions aren’t as powerful as the Mac version, but still fun to use.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace is a retired school teacher and a long term Macintosh user. She has taught a number of iPhoto and iMovie classes and is currently up on their latest versions.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/01/2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/29/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Various GVR Venues

    You Can Be A Sports Photographer!

    Photographers are needed for the Southern Arizona Senior Games! This is your chance to have fun taking sports photographs. Your photos will be combined into a show for the participants at their Awards Dinner and you might even see your shots on the GVR digital screens throughout the social centers.

    Sign up NOW!  The Games start Wednesday, March 1st, and continue through Wednesday, March 29th.

    Pick the event you are interested in photographing, register on Wild Apricot (get a ticket), and go get some great photos!

    If you want to photograph an event that spans several days, you only need to photograph on one of the days. Pick the one that suits your schedule best.

    Be sure to take photos of the volunteers as well as the event participants.  Then promptly copy your photos (up to 20 photos maximum per event) to a CD and mark the date and event that you covered along with your name, phone and email. (So our slide show creator can contact you if there are questions.) Drop them in the specially marked box on the monitor's desk at the Camera Club.  Ask the monitor to give you a blank CD from our supply if you would like a replacement.  

    Click here for the official Southern Arizona Senior Games information.

    Thanks for participating and have fun!

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to participate in this activity.

    • 03/01/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/02/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5

    Tohono Chul Park

    The trip cost is $11.

    We will have a private tour of the park’s grounds and then have free time to explore the plants, art, and culture of the Sonoran Desert.  The park is located off Ina Road near Oracle Road in Tucson.  Lunch is NOT included, but is available at the Garden’s Bistro or at restaurants nearby. Meet at the Camera Club and carpool to the park.

    Link to website: http://tohonochulpark.org/

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM.

    The trip is being led by Nancy Moss. For questions contact Nancy at  nancyemoss54@gmail.com Cell 314-753-3746.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds will be made within one week of the event.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/03/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/06/2017
    • 03/08/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 30

    Build your own Personal Website the “Easy Way”

    Do you have trips, events, photos you would like to share but haven’t found the right way yet? Or do you belong to a club or organization that would like a website? Join this class and learn how to design your Personal Website using the free Weebly, drag-and-drop, and web-based site builder. PC or Mac, makes no difference. Example: www.PitzerAdventures.com

    Class One will cover the basics from setting up an account, choosing a domain name, pre-planning your content, and organizing the information and pictures you want to include. Then we will go over choosing and editing a theme template, setting up pages, the elements you can put on pages (including titles, text, slide shows, photo galleries, and many more). Finally when you are ready, learn how to Publish your site so others can view it on their web browser.

    Class Two will cover how to include files and documents and how each will look on a mobile device. We will create a Blog to which you can post more current news. It can include text, photos and slide shows. Then we will cover more detailed information about adding descriptions and key words to your pages to make them more searchable. There will also be question and trouble shooting time.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace has designed websites since 2001 and maintains her personal sites as well as those for several organizations. When asked to do a quick, yet elegant website for a group she chose the free Weebly website builder, and would like to share her knowledge of it with Camera Club members.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/08/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/10/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/10/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/14/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 18

    Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes

    The trip cost is $23.

    A guided one hour tour behind the scenes at the zoo. Get an up-close look at what it takes for care for over 500 animals each day. The tour itinerary is determined by the zoo and may vary. Comfortable shoes and water are suggested. After the tour, take your new perspective out into the zoo and explore for as long as you like. Lunch is available to purchase or bring your own.

    Link to website: reidparkzoo.org 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM.

    The trip is being led by Art Dill. For questions call Art at 253-988-2461.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com


    No refunds will be made within one week of the event.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/15/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/15/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Social Center 1111 GVR Dr. Green Valley AZ 85622
    • 103

    Annual Camera Club Potluck Fiesta

    Note: To register a guest, sign up a second time using the member's email address and enter the first and last name of the guest.

    Last day to register is Sunday, March 12, 2017!

    Arrive @ 5:30pm – Dinner @ 6:00pm, No Early Arrivals (except for workers)

    The potluck is open to all Camera Club members. Each member may bring one guest.

    The Club will be providing ham, rolls and butter.

    Those attending are asked to bring a dish for 8 - 10 persons for each 2 attendees. Follow the chart below on what dish to bring. If you last name starts with:

    • A to J: Salad
    • K to P: Dessert
    • Q to Z: Hot Dish
    • *Please note: NO plug-in pots will be allowed*

    Do not bring serving utensils. If bringing a dish that needs to be cut or divided, please cut at home. It is too time consuming to do this at the potluck. And the longer it takes us to get everything ready, the longer you will have to wait in the lobby. – Thank You!

    Disposable plates, forks, spoons & glasses will be provided. BYOB if you want something other than Water, Coffee or Tea.

    If you are willing to help serve the evening of the Pot Luck Meal, please call/email Emily Bagley at 520-648-3493 eabagleyinaz@gmail.com.

    Please remember to call or email Emily if you need to cancel.

    To attend this event you must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club or a guest of a member.


    • 03/16/2017
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3

    Gammon's Gulch

    The trip cost is $10.00. Located north of Benson in Mormon farming country.  Jay Gammon wanted to purchase a ghost town and could not find one, so he has spent his life building one.  He has collected various buildings and articles of the period.  Several new buildings have been added in the last couple of years.  Gammon's Gulch has been used as a movie set and also for music videos--a real treasure. Tour the old town built by the Gammons, lots of old relics to photograph. 

    Wear good walking shoes and water.  Bring your own lunch.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:30AM, and depart at 8:45AM. 

    Trip leader is Mort Spencer. Contact Mort at 860-459-9105 if you have any questions.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/17/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/17/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/21/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    March Travelogue

    Have a trip to share? Check out the Camera Club link to Travelogue and join in the fun! Holly will arrive in Green Valley October 26th, and check her folder at the club for flash drives with your program. Please email her at hollychorba@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen!

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 03/22/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/23/2017
    • 04/27/2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Introduction to Photoshop Elements

    Learn how to edit your photographs using the Photoshop Elements (PSE) editor.  During this five week introduction to PSE, we will cover many features of this popular photo editing software so you can improve your photos and have fun creating new ones. Participants should already be comfortable locating and opening photo files on their computer.

    This class is organized as a five week workshop. The first session will beThursday, March 23 at 2:00 in the Kino Room. Additional sessions, at the same time and place, will be held March 30, April 6, 13 and 27. Attendance at all sessions is suggested.

    Jack Sharrock will lead the workshops.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in classes and workshops you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 03/29/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 04/20/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622

    Ted Fleming Photography, April Meeting Speaker

    I’m an ecologist by training and a long-time amateur photographer. I spent most of my career as a Professor of Biology at the University of Miami. My research specialty istropical plant-animal interactions, particularly pollination and seed dispersal mutualisms. I’ve been able to travel extensively in the tropics in my research, always with a camera in tow. But I feel that my photography has really blossomed in the digital age. I’m particularly interested in ‘painterly’ images and usually convert my favorite photos into digital paintings under the influence of artists such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, and Maynard Dixon. I have rather eclectic tastes in my subjects but have not done much landscape photography. Given my background as a biologist, I particularly enjoy photographing wildlife, but I also like to photograph people ‘doing interesting things.

    As an artist, I am often drawn to images that are visually complex (reflecting my lifelong interest in biological diversity) and colorful. I also seek images that are elegant in their composition or graphic elements. One of my current techniques involves creating photo montages as a way of emphasizing the place of wildlife and people in their natural environments.

    I am a former president of Club Camera Tucson and my photographic images have appeared in a variety of local galleries and exhibitions, including Tohono Chul, Tubac Center of the Arts, Dove Mountain Gallery, Ventana Medical Services, and Toscana Gallery. Two of my fine art books (‘Art in the Park’ and ‘Bisbee’) are available in local bookstores.

    Please visit www.tedflemingphotography.com to see more of my photographic artistry.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.




The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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